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Commentary & Opinion
3:55 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Blair Horner: Toxic Chemicals In Children's Products Act

Lawmakers are set to wrap up the scheduled end of the 2014 legislative session. Typically, this week is “show time” for lawmakers–hundreds of bills are likely to be approved, many more will fail.

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New York News
1:54 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Greenberg On Latest Siena Poll Results

Steve Greenberg discusses Siena College's poll results for the New York State gubernatorial race. Results show Governor Cuomo with a lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Blair Horner: The End Of The Legislative Session

With two weeks to go until the scheduled end of the 2014 legislative session, how’s it looking? Despite the fact that the governor and state lawmakers will face the voters this November, increasingly the session looks like it will end with a whimper, not a bang.

There are even rumors that lawmakers will throw in the towel and just wrap things up this week instead of next week as scheduled.

Even though there has been a lot of public debate on important issues, it appears that lawmakers will hit the campaign trail without resolving them. 

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Blair Horner: Voting In New York

The US Census published a report on voting in America last week that was the usual – the nation’s voters don’t go to the polls as often as they should and in some parts of the country, like New York, and for some age groups – mainly young voters – the turnout has been dreadful.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed March 12, 2014

The Craft New York Beer Fest On 3/22

    Craft beer is here to stay – and as with any business or art, the creation and consumption has an impact beyond what you might initially expect.

Here to tell us more are Paul Leone, Executive Director of the New York State Brewers Association, Gregg Stacy from Browns Brewing in Troy, NY and John Carr from Adirondack Brewery in Lake George, NY.

The Craft New York Beer Fest is Saturday, March 22nd from 5-8PM at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.

New York News
4:48 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

NY Offers Lifetime Licenses To Hunt, Fish, Tour Parks

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York is offering lifetime licenses to hunt, fish and visit state parks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Wednesday that he hopes a portion of the 2 million people who buy annual hunting licenses, fishing licenses and park permits in New York will make the switch. Lifetime hunting licenses cost $535, lifetime fishing licenses $460 and lifetime Empire Passport park permits cost $750.

As an incentive, lifetime license holders will be able to receive for free scenic-themed license plates playing off the "I Love NY" theme that promote fishing, hunting or parks.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Blair Horner: Governor Cuomo's Budget For Higher Education

The governor’s budget is based on a huge promise – that he will keep the budget growth to less than 2%.  The governor presents this number as a simple feat, keep to the rate of inflation and he can use some of the revenues for a tax cut.

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WAMC News
6:35 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Environmental and Ag Interests Have Mixed Reaction To State of State

In his state of the state, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out plans for new agricultural summits, but some environmental advocates feel ignored.

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New York News
3:18 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Cuomo Details Vision For 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered a broad election-year agenda in a State of the State speech promoting a property tax freeze, tougher anti-corruption laws and modernizing New York City's airports.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Blair Horner: The Price Of Election Year Tax Cuts

Blair Horner

Last week, a gubernatorial commission released its $2 billion tax cut plan for New York State.  The commission’s plan provides for a 2-year property tax freeze, a cut in the tax rate on corporations to 6.5 percent and a reduction in tax on manufacturers to 2.5 percent.

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